The Gensingen Brace has many distinguishing characteristics, which are important to consider when comparing scoliosis braces.

  • Made of a lightweight, moldable polyethylene
  • 3D correction effect for Schroth method compatibility
  • Improved comfort helps with compliance
  • Front closing straps for greater independence
  • Asymmetric design with openings for expansion at spinal concavities
  • Has an open hip, and doesn’t crush the chest
  • Curve-pattern-specific design (Augmented Lehnert-Schroth Classifications)
  • CAD/CAM (no need for plaster casting)
  • Advanced technology allows for standardization and greater accuracy of fit
  • Strives for overcorrection/curve reduction
  • Works to improve rib and hip prominences
  • Designed to improve posture for a more balanced appearance
  • Made for mild, moderate AND severe curves
  • Can be made as a full-time or night-time brace
  • Consistently excellent in-brace corrections
  • Very high effective rate, 90%+
  • Adults choose for postural support and pain relief

Boston Brace vs. Cheneau-Gensingen Brace

This patient wore a Boston brace for just a couple months before switching to the Cheneau-Gensingen. Her major complaints with the Boston brace included difficulty putting it on by herself, comfort, and issues dressing (for example: being able to wear jeans).
The Gensingen Brace straps in the front, allowing patients greater independence to put the brace on and take it off by themselves. The openings at the spinal concavities (which make the Gensingen Brace Schroth method compatible) make breathing easier than a compression brace.
This adolescent scoliosis patient made the choice to switch from the Boston Brace to the Cheneau-Gensingen Brace.
The patient’s Gensingen Brace offered her a much better in-brace correction than her Boston Brace (see x-rays below).
Out-of-brace measurements: 35° thoracic and 28° lumbar.
Boston brace measurements: 31° thoracic and 25° lumbar.
Gensingen brace measurements: 5° thoracic and <5° lumbar.